Definition of ferocity
: the quality or state of being ferocious the ferocity of the lion's attack
Examples of ferocity in a Sentence
the ferocity of the lion's attack
We were stunned by the ferocity of the storm.
Recent Examples of ferocity from the Web
Most of us still believe—with yellow-eyed ferocity—in the goddess Information.
The battle immediately changes focus and ferocity, as the two monsters tear into each other.
Yes, men have faced similar criticisms in the past (Ludacris' CGI abs, anyone?), but the ferocity isn't as intense.
Proving that two heads are better than one, especially in music, the ChamberFest regulars tore through a daunting part conceived for one musician with unflagging ferocity and a brilliant palette of emotional colors.
Veterans of past Washington battles on the borders of law and politics said that the president’s pushback was to be expected, but that its ferocity and timing were unusual.
With a startling demonstration of precocity, ferocity and velocity, 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov made his Baltimore recital debut Sunday evening for the Shriver Hall Concert Series.
Gonio’s robust baritone and glowering ferocity fit the role perfectly.
The group has singled out Egyptian Christians with ferocity, carrying out four attacks since December and warning of more to come.
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First Known Use of ferocity
FEROCITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ferocity for English Language Learners
: a very fierce or violent quality : the quality or state of being ferocious
FEROCITY Defined for Kids
Definition of ferocity for Students
: the quality or state of being fierce or savage
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